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THE COMPLEAT™ ARASHI SHIBORI WRAPPING MACHINE

 

Compleat is no longer in production. However, Anne Selby is willing to provide tuition at her studio both on the techniques of Arashi Shibori and the key features of a wrapping machine. For further details, contact Anne Selby on admin@anneselby.com

 

THE COMPLEAT™ ARASHI SHIBORI WRAPPING MACHINE

This revolutionary machine has made possible new levels of complexity and sophistication in Arashi Shibori pleating. See the Fibonacci and Concertina Galleries for examples (Click here)

It has been developed by Anne Selby, who has extensively researched the technique of Arashi Shibori while studying for a Masters in Textile Design, and who is an acknowledged and award winning expert in this field. A prototype version of the machine was shortlisted for the IMB Textile Processing Exhibition (Link) in Cologne, April 2009, and won first prize in the category of ‘Students and Young Professionals’   

Compleat™ has been made using high-grade components for years of trouble-free operation. The machine is built into a workstation for ergonomics and compactness, and has a footprint of only 1500mm long by 520mm deep, and is adjustable in height between 980 & 1135mm. It is capable of steaming at 98ºC for 40mins at atmospheric pressure.

The Compleat™ is CE rated, and is suitable for use in colleges and universities, design studios and larger-scale textile production units, both in the UK and worldwide.

 

THE COMPLEAT™ ARASHI SHIBORI WRAPPING MACHINE

 
      

AN ELECTRIC ‘WRAPPING   MACHINE’ WHICH TAKES  THE STRAIN OUT OF ARASHI SHIBORI WRAPPING, AND   STEAMS FOR PERFECT DYE FIXING AND TEXTURE-SETTING.
        
   
       

Features:
 

  •      Wraps forwards and backwards, at variable speeds, 5rpm – 60 rpm.
  •      Takes 3 pole diameters: 50mm, 110mm and 160mm. 99.5cm length.
  •      Outside dimensions: 150cm x 52cm deep x 98 - 113.5cm high.
  •     Includes special features for retaining thread tension, and for compressing wrapped fabric.
  •     Integral and removable tray for catching excess dye.
  •      Spindle for holding wrapping thread.
  •     Integral steam generator, pipe and cover, to allow for steaming of dyes and texture setting. Operates at 98?C for 40 mins (after heating up), atmospheric pressure.
  •      Drainage system for removing condensed steam, feeds back into steam generator.
  •      Separate Speed Control dial, Direction and Permanent Run switches.
  •     Mounted on a standard wheeled sewing machine stand with manual height adjustment (Not shown in this document).
  •     Wheels lock when unit in position.
  •     Foot pedal control, shrouded, with “flying lead” to power source.
  •     CE Rated.
  •     H238-230 ~230 VAC Single phase 50/60HZ. Supply fuse rating 13 Amp
  •     H238-110 ~110 VAC Single phase 50/60HZ. Supply fuse rating 13 Amp

Benefits:
 

  •     Ergonomic – no risk of repetitive strain injury.
  •     Increases productivity, and reliability of wrapping while retaining the feel of a hand-made item.
  •     Enhances creativity and increases the potential for complexity of product, with its capacity for compressing multiple layers.
  •     Wrapping, dyeing and steaming all possible within one piece of equipment.
  •     Suitable for use by students on textile courses, professional designer-makers, and design houses.

Availablility:
 

  •     Versions for Europe, N & S America, and the Pacific Rim can be produced.

The Small Print:
The Compleat™ Arashi Shibori Wrapping Machine is a Trademark of Anne Selby Ltd. Patent No: GB2476888.
This information is ©Anne Selby 2015. 

 

 

               ANNE SELBY
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